PDX Flatiron

The PDX Flatiron building is a timber-framed mixed-use building on the bustling North Mississippi Avenue in Portland.  The five stories of 28,000 square feet will serve as open loft space with Oregon-made glulam frame and Structurlam CrossLam floor deck.

The Cross-laminated timber deck was chosen for its unique ability to simplify the corner geometries structural requirements. Because CLT is two-directional in strength, the Design Team was able to use the material to create the laced corners with double cantilever balconies and projections.

The Structurlam team has been an instrumental part of the design and construction team bringing this project to fruition. Their team has gone beyond my expectations.

Grant Newfield, BSc, MEng, P.Eng., Struct.Eng. | Principal, RJC, Vancouver, BC

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